CD4 Counts »

… and a count below 100 means that you are at risk from other life threatening infections, e.g. toxoplasmosis. If your CD4 count falls below certain levels you should be offered prophylaxis (preventative medicine) against opportunistic infections.

Your CD4 count can be regularly monitored by means of a simple blood test. The count can go up and down in response to infections, stress, exercise and the time of day, but it is of primary importance in indicating how your health is …